September 3, 2021

LYMAN ORCHARDS PIES & OTIS SPUNKMEYER COOKIE DOUGH

Watch for more information soon for our PTO's Lyman Orchards Pies and Otis Spunkmeyer's Cookie Dough fundraiser ordering information! The fundraiser will begin on September 27 with delivery happening before the Thanksgiving holiday break.

 

WJJMS PUMA GEAR

Watch form more information forthcoming about WJJMS Puma Gear. This PTO fundraiser will begin September 27 and run through October 15. Order tee-shirts, sweatshirts, 3/4 zip long-sleeves, sweats and more!

 

PTO CALENDAR

See our WJJMS PTO Calendar for all things PTO. The first PTO Meeting is set for September 15 at WJJMS at 6:00 p.m. If you'd like to join via google meet or by phone, please contact Samantha Van Zilen at wjjmsptopresident@gmail.com

 

WJJMS PTO DONATION FORM

We appreciate your busy schedules and know that not everyone has time to actively participate. Your entire donation directly benefit WJJMS students and staff through the purchase of supplies and programs that will enhance and enrich the learning experience, and they are tax deductible. Donations in lieu of or in addition to supporting PTO fundraisers throughout the year are greatly appreciated in any amount. WJJMS PTO Donation form

 

BAND AND CHORUS LETTER TO PARENTS

We wanted to provide you with some information about how the WJJMS Band and Chorus will be working this year. We will be following all of the recommended guidelines for Covid-19 safety as outlined by the State of CT and the CDC. All rehearsals will be outside when weather permits. Students will be placed 6ft. apart. When it is raining or too cold, band students will be rehearsing in the band room spaced apart. Masks on when not playing. Bell covers will be used when appropriate. Chorus students will be in the Blackbox Theater, spaced apart and masked.

BAND AND CHORUS SCHEDULING

  • All band students meet one period each week for a pull-out, small group lesson. Lessons will be the same day each week, but will rotate a period each week. Students will not be pulled from math or English. Makeup lessons will be provided for students who have to miss a lesson.
  • The Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth grade bands will rehearse twice a week during Workshop. Sixth Grade Band meets Period 7 on Mondays and Wednesdays. Seventh Grade Band meets Period 6 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Eighth Grade Band meets Period 5 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • The Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth grade choirs will rehearse twice a week during Workshop. Sixth Grade choir meets Period 7 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Seventh Grade Choir meets on Period 6 Mondays and Wednesdays. Eighth Grade Choir meets on Period 5 Mondays and Wednesdays.

HOW TO SIGN UP FOR BAND

  • Returning Seventh and Eighth Grade Band members do not have to re-register for Band. Just show up to the first band rehearsal on Tuesday, September 7 during Workshop and confirm your participation for the year (bring your instrument and music).
  • Sixth Grade Band members and new students need to register on the  Band Enrollment form. You will find this on the WJJMS Music Google Site.
  • The first Sixth Grade Band Rehearsal is Wednesday, Sept 8, during Workshop.
  • All small group lessons will begin Monday, September 13.

HOW TO SIGN UP FOR CHORUS - PARTICIPATION FORMS WILL BE HANDED OUT - PLEASE RETURN TO MRS. GOODWIN

  • All students in Sixth Grade interested in chorus should attend the first rehearsal on Tuesday, September 7th during Period 7 workshop. 
  • All students in Seventh Grade interested in chorus should attend the first rehearsal on Wednesday, September 8th during Period 6 workshop.
  •  All students in Eighth Grade interested in chorus should attend the first rehearsal on Wednesday, September 8th during Period 5 workshop.
  • All forms are found on the WJJMS Music Google Site. Look for the Chorus Enrollment form.

 

TO RECEIVE TEXT (SMS) MESSAGE ALERTS

 Simply text the word YES to the number 67587.  The number that you will receive the text message from is 67587.  

 

THE FOLLOWING TV/RADIO STATIONS BROADCAST ALL CPS CLOSINGS, DELAYS, AND EARLY DISMISSALS

  •  TV Stations: Channel 3, Channel 8, Channel 30 and Fox 61       
  •  Radio Stations: (WFSB)WCTY (FM97.7) (WTNH)WKNL (FM100.9) (WVIT)WTIC (AM1080/FM96.5) (WTIC)WICH (AM1310)

 

LEGACY STUDIOS SCHOOL PICTURES

School Pictures are set for October 14, 2021. Picture Retakes are set for November 15, 2021.

 

MR. BENNETT'S LETTER TO PARENTS 2021

Read Mr. Bennett's Letter to Parents 2021 - 22 for helpful information.

 

STUDENT/PARENT HANDBOOK

Check out our 2021 - 22 Student/Parent Handbook.

 

TECHNOLOGY AGREEMENT FORM

WJJMS Families, please complete the Technology Agreement form located in the Parent Portal of PowerSchool. Sign in to your Parent Portal Account (not your student's account) in PowerSchool through the school website - not the App. Locate the Menu on the left side of the screen and select forms. Scroll down to find the Technology section. Click on the CPS Technology Terms and Usage Form. Complete and submit. Within the form, there is the option to opt into the Device Protection Plan for 2021-22 or waive the plan. If you opt-in, the link to the parent payment portal is located within the Technology agreement.

 

TRANSPORTATION

All change requests made in the PowerSchool Parent Portal Transportation form after the deadline of August 26 will not go into effect until after September 13, 2021. Bus notes submitted to school offices will only be accepted in the case of an emergency. For transportation changes that need to take effect immediately, please utilize our Transportation form. For long-term changes, you may utilize the Transportation form and in addition, update your PowerSchool Parent Portal Transportation form and contact our office at 860 537 2313.

 

2021 - 22 Bell Schedules

Shortened Day Schedule
Weather-related Early Closing Schedule
Master Schedule
2-hour Delay Schedule

 

PARKING LOT FLOW MAP


See our WJJMS parking lot flow map to familiarize yourself with our procedures.

 

INTERSCHOLASTIC SOCCER REGISTRATION


Interscholastic Soccer registration is open until September 8, 2021. See the WJJMS Athletics Page at www.colchesterct.org. WJJMS Interscholastic Soccer Registration is done through the PowerSchool PowerSchool Parent Portal. Complete the online registration and submit a current physical (dated within the last 13 months). Practices run from 2 to 4 p.m. on our fields. The boys begin September 9 and the girls begin September 13. Practice and game schedules will be given out at that time.

 

CLUB CROSS COUNTRY REGISTRATION


UPDATE! Club Cross Country registration will stay open until September 24, 2021 though the program begins on September 9, 2021! Club Cross Country registration is done via Registration Packet only (not in the PowerSchool Parent Portal). Please turn the Registration Packet in at our front office. Practices run from 2:30 to 4:00 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from September 8th to November 9th, 2021. There are several meets scheduled against other teams (at home and away).

 

CIAC SPORTS


Create an account to see WJJMS sports game schedules (subject to change). Create an account and select "Johnston Middle School." CIAC schedules and notifications

 

CAFETERIA/SEPTEMBER MENUS


Breakfast and Lunch is offered every school day including shortened days. CPS is pleased to announce that breakfast and lunch will be free to all students for the school year 2021 – 22. September Breakfast Menu September Lunch Menu